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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I'd go with the color 8 LWB with dark edge and the ravello PTB. The color 8 LWB is in essence an informal shoe that can cross over to some dressy scenarios. It is by no means a a formal dress shoe. I personally prefer the Cigar LWB with light/antique edge over the color 8 with same edge, but many here probably disagree. Also, your whiskey NST is a fine shoe. All the best...
     
  2. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I am with you Repp with the Cigar LWB. :)
     
  3. Alcibiades

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    Honestly it depends on the particular pairs in question. I have seen some photos of cigar LWB in this thread and a few in person that I would choose over my color 8 LWB on antique. However I liked my color 8 with antique over the cigar LWB I sold due to the better consistency of the color 8 uppers. Otherwise the shoes function the same.
     
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    I'd go alden x epaulet Alt Wien #8s and a RL marlow wingtip.
     
  5. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Thanks Mike! The SWB have commando soles, so I use them in more inclement weather. Love both of them.
     
  6. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Not sure I've ever disagreed with any of your posts. Keep those great pics coming my friend!
     
  7. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    An astute point my friend. We can always count on keen analysis on this thread...
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    At the risk of offending a bunch of people here, I'll say this once and never mention it again. While I have never seen the color 8 Alt Wien (Epaulet) in person, there is something about it that doesn't seem right. It is a great shoe, but I think it may be the barrie last; it looks awkward in a similar way that the J Crew Cadet shoe (black shell on barrie) looks awkward. I would probably love this shoe if/when I see it up close and personal. But for now, I'm not a believer. Sorry friends, I hope I'm not deemed a heretic for this. [​IMG]
     
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    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Random picture but thought I'd post. Ravello cap toe boots at a TopGolf client event.

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    coinopcollector Senior member

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    Here you go, my 20 year Hanover LWBs. They actually look much better in person than the picture shows. I abused them badly for many years. In fact early on I used to polish them regularly with black paste wax because that was what I was told to do by an old timer. As noted still worn weekly.
     
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    Morgan Senior member

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    Whiskey PTB

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    violethour1951 Senior member

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    Nice patina on those PTBs.
     
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    Get that thumb on the other side of the shaft.
     
  14. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Pick two of three

    Black NST blucher on Aberdeen
    Black Tanker boot on commando soles (Barrie)
    Black captoe boot on Grant
     
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    +1 Funny because I was just looking at the black grant lasted cap toe boot from TSM today.
     
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    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    +1
     
  18. Papa Doble

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    I agree about the J Crew Cadet shoe. I don't feel as strongly about the Alt Wein, though I'd probably opt for the 2145 myself.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you for the clarification
     
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    nephew,
    +1
     
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